Thursday, December 01, 2011 5:39:24 PM
The ever-changing business world is increasingly adopting cloud technology for security, application-sharing and data storage purposes, and experts predict the cloud industry will see significant growth in the near future.
According to a recent report by a leading technology provider, cloud computing traffic will increase 66 percent by 2015, accounting for 34 percent of all data center traffic.
Meanwhile, data center traffic overall will rise 33 percent, and by 2014, 51 percent of total workloads will transpire in the cloud, compared to 49 percent in traditional IT space, the report said. Only 21 percent of workloads are currently processed in a cloud environment.
"Cloud and data center traffic is exploding, driven by user demand to access volumes of content on the devices of their choice. The result: greater data center virtualization and relevance of the network for cloud applications and the need to make sense of a dynamically evolving situation," said Suraj Shetty, the provider's vice president of product and solutions marketing.
A recent KPMG International study painted a similar picture of cloud growth, as 81 percent of organizations said they've already moved at least some business tasks to the cloud, mainly to cut costs and improve productivity.
-McAfee Cloud Security